Padre Pio Prayer group to meet at Our Lady of Sorrows, April 28
The Padre Pio Prayer group of Birmingham will meet at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church on Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m. Please come join us for prayer, Adoration and Holy Mass. All are welcome! For more information, call Angela Kolar at 205-991-9554.
Feast of Saint Mark Italian Festival
to be held April 28
The 7th annual Feast of Saint Mark Italian Festival will be held Saturday, April 28, on the grounds of Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 7340 Cahaba Valley Road (entrance on Brook Highland Drive) in Birmingham. The festival will begin at 3:30 p.m. following Mass at 3 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. Parking will be available on the church property and St. Vincent’s One Nineteen with shuttle service to and from the festival.
To purchase tickets and for more information, go to www.feastofstmark.com. Ticket price ($25 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12, and ages 5 and under free) includes amazing entertainment, an innovative “strolling” Italian food experience on the “Via San Marco” and an incredible fireworks extravaganza finale.
Catholic Charismatic Mass to be celebrated
monthly at Our Lady of Sorrows
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama announces the celebration of monthly Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Family Life Center on March 8. Come worship and praise and enjoy coming together to give glory to God. Confessions before Mass and individual prayer after Mass are available. Everyone is invited to attend Mass every second Thursday at 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Ray Makofsky at 205-999-8947.
Confraternity of Christian Mothers
to meet at Cathedral of St. Paul
The Confraternity of Christian Mothers will hold its next meeting on Thursday, March 8, at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Adoration and Confession begin at 6 p.m., followed by Holy Mass at 7 with a social following in the Cathedral Life Center. The meeting is open to all Catholic women who are striving to grow in holiness and help lead their families to Heaven! For more information, contact Lori Donellan at email@example.com.
Annual Taste of St. Thomas will be held on March 3
The 18th annual Taste of St. Thomas will be held on March 3 from 6-p.m. Experience foods from around the world. In addition to great food there will be a penny sale and several door prizes. The penny sale begins at 6 p.m. and food service at 6:30. The women’s auxiliary hosts this event and the proceeds are distributed to various charities in the Greater Birmingham area to help those in need. Please join us at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 80 St. Thomas Way, Montevallo, AL 35115.
Diocese to celebrate World Day of Marriage, Feb. 11
Bishop Robert Baker will celebrate the World Day of Marriage on Sunday, Feb. 11, during the 11 a.m. Mass, at the Cathedral of St. Paul. We are looking for couples who have been married for 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, or more than 50 years, who would like to participate in a short ceremony during that Mass and receive recognition from Bishop Baker and a certificate honoring their anniversary.
If you would like to be a part of this ceremony, please call John Martignoni at the Office of the New Evangelization (205-776-7163) to register.
Only the first 10 couples who call will be able to receive recognition at the Mass.
Stand Tall Retreat to be held
Feb. 9-11 at St. Bernard Abbey
Jerry Usher and Debbie Georgianni, co-hosts of Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie on EWTN Radio, personally invite you to attend the first Stand Tall Retreat at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Feb. 9-11. The weekend will include a special trip to the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville to visit Mother Angelica’s final resting place and experience a unique healing service.
God wants us to stand tall knowing we are beloved sons and daughters of the most high, but life experiences, wounds and guilt or shame can weigh us down and make it difficult for us to appreciate and accept the reality of who we are in the Father’s eyes. During this life-changing retreat, participants will take another look at life (TALL), inspire and encourage one another and come away better able to Stand Tall in the knowledge of God’s immense love and our tremendous self-worth.
This retreat is open to all adults and space is limited. Registration will close on Jan. 31. For more information, to view the retreat agenda, or to register visit www.jerryanddebbie.com.